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We had Villa #2. It was very large with lots of wasted space. We were with a small tour group so transportation to other places was included. The staff was so-so. I went into breakfast one morning 15 minutes before shut down and the staff...More
Location: The Royal Palm Hotel is located on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos, although online maps will incorrectly show the hotel as being on Baltra Island. Most flights arrive at the Baltra Airport, which is about 18 kilometers (11 miles) from the hotel. We...More
I will make this short because I can go on for hours. When we booked this hotel we were told that it was 10 mins. from the city. The only thing that was 10 mins. was traveling down the dirt road filled with pot holes...More
Date of stay: November 2018
Response from Melissa B, Director de Recepción at Royal Palm Hotel GalapagosResponded November 28, 2018
Thank you for all your comments.
The Hotel is situated in the highlands, which is clearly noted on our website and is a 25 minute taxi ride to the port. Normally our guests who book directly with us are aware of our hotel´s...More
We stayed 3 nights on our first trip to the Galápagos Islands, organized by ACORN CIE through Seabourn cruise line. The Service was great and the lunches and dinners great, but at this time of the year to humid and damp. The rooms were far...More
Great land based location for seeing Galapagos. We stayed in a casitas and found the rooms nicely sized with wonderful views and large bathrooms. Friends stayed in a villa and they were very nice and spacious. Great for a long stay or if you need...More
The Royal Palm Hotel is a private family-owned hotel enjoying the quiet seclusion of its own 190 hectare estate in the lush Miconia Highland Forests of Santa Cruz. Located adjacent to the Galapagos National Park, …Morethe Royal Palm was built in 2002 and combines elegant colonial style with traditional island design. This boutique estate comprises 21 Casitas and Villas including family accommodation; the largest villa is named in honor of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales who stayed at the hotel in 2009. The hotel has the relaxed and informal charm of an Ecuadorian Hacienda offering a unique sense of natural space. The Hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and is the perfect location for both land and sea exploration of the Galapagos Islands. Less
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Hi! Not at the hotel. Most day trips by boat are booked in advance due to availability. We can request a wet suit for you at the time of booking with the boat operators will put them on board for you to swim and/or snorkel... More
Hi! Not at the hotel. Most day trips by boat are booked in advance due to availability. We can request a wet suit for you at the time of booking with the boat operators will put them on board for you to swim and/or snorkel in during the excursion. If you actually dive, then of course the dive companies include the wetsuits as part of the dive package. Hope that helps? Best wishes, Sue